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Eduardo Gonzalez-Fagoaga PhD

Eduardo  Gonzalez-Fagoaga PhD

Assistant Professor

Phoenix Campus Department

714 E. Van Buren Street
Campus PO Box: 245105
UA Phoenix Plaza Building Suite 119
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 332-0823


J. Eduardo Gonzalez-Fagoaga, Assistant Professor and Project Coordinator for the Primary Prevention Mobile Unit in Phoenix, has worked over 15 years on Demography and Public Health research in the US-Mexico border area. He has extensive experience in sampling design, implementation, and statistical analyses for the Mexican Surveys of Migration in the North and South Borders. He has experience in migration and health binational research projects involving surveys of Mexicans in the U.S. recruited through their non-migrant relatives in Mexico. Also, he has experience in binational collaboration with researches in Mexico and United States. He is part of a binational research team, which aim is to develop several surveys focused on HIV risk and access to health services among Mexican migrants traveling through the North border of Mexico, including migrants returning to Mexico via deportation.

Gonzalez Fagoaga is member of the Binational Border Health Network Academic Council, funded by National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt) from Mexico, and Mexico’s National Researchers System (a program from Conacyt), Member Level 1.


2010, PhD, Social Sciences-Migration Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico

1998, Master in Demography, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico

1996, BA, Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico

Recent Publications:

Understanding the Impact of Migration on HIV Risk: An Analysis of Mexican Migrants' Sexual Practices, Partners, and Contexts by Migration Phase. Zhang X, Rhoads N, Rangel MG, Hovell MF, Magis-Rodriguez C, Sipan CL, Gonzalez-Fagoaga JE, Martínez-Donate AP. AIDS Behav. 2017 Mar;21(3):935-948. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1622-4.

Impacting Binational Health through Leadership Development: A Program Evaluation of the Leaders across Borders Program, 2010-2014. Contreras OA, Rosales CB, Gonzalez-Fagoaga E, Valencia CI, Rangel MG. Front Public Health. 2017 Aug 21;5:215. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00215.

Access to Health Care among Mexican Migrants and Immigrants: A Comparison across Migration Phases. Martinez-Donate AP, Ejebe I, Zhang X, Guendelman S, Lê-Scherban F, Rangel G, Gonzalez-Fagoaga E, Hovell MF, Amuedo-Dorantes C. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017;28(4):1314-1326. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0116.

Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Among Mexican Migrant Women, 2013. Guerrero N, Zhang X, Rangel G, Gonzalez-Fagoaga JE, Martinez-Donate A. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Aug 11;13:E104. doi: 10.5888/pcd13.160036.

Identifying opportunities to increase HIV testing among Mexican migrants: a call to step up efforts in health care and detention settings. Martínez-Donate AP, Rangel MG, Rhoads N, Zhang X, Hovell M, Magis-Rodriguez C, González-Fagoaga E. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 10;10(4):e0123631. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123631.

Migrants in transit: the importance of monitoring HIV risk among migrant flows at the Mexico-US border. Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Rangel MG, Zhang X, Sipan CL, Magis-Rodriguez C, Gonzalez-Fagoaga JE. Am J Public Health. 2015 Mar;105(3):497-509. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302336.

HIV Prevention Among Mexican Migrants at Different Migration Phases: Exposure to Prevention Messages and Association With Testing Behaviors. Martinez-Donate AP, Rangel MG, Zhang X, Simon NJ, Rhoads N, Gonzalez-Fagoaga JE, Gonzalez AA. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015 Dec;27(6):547-65. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2015.27.6.547.

A two-way road: rates of HIV infection and behavioral risk factors among deported Mexican labor migrants. Rangel MG, Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Sipan CL, Zellner JA, Gonzalez-Fagoaga E, Kelley NJ, Asadi-Gonzalez A, Amuedo-Dorantes C, Magis-Rodriguez C. AIDS Behav. 2012 Aug;16(6):1630-40. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0196-z.

Languages Spoken:

Spanish, English

Research Synopsis

His research includes coordinating the Project “Primary Prevention Mobile Unit” in Phoenix. Also, he participates as co-Investigator in “Tools and Practices to Decrease CVD and Complications in the Diabetic Population of Mexico” and “The Health and Well Being of Children of Deported Parents”. Both projects were developed by binational research teams and received funding from National Institutes of Health. Other research in progress is related to Pre-Exposure Profilaxis (PreP) treatment access among Hispanic MSM and transgender women in Maricopa County;  healthy lifestyles promotion among teenagers; health conditions among Latino immigrants in the US-Mexico border area.

The University of Arizona